A resume shouldn’t just reflect what work you have done or study you have completed. It should tell a story about you. As important as your capabilities and education are, whats equally important is the person you are. Your work ethic, your motivation, your drive and commitment.
If you do not have a strong employment or study background than you need to find other ways to describe and build your profile. You need to be able to communicate the kind of qualities that are going to compensate for lack of credentials or work experience. You need to demonstrate to a potential employer that you are qualified in the skills of life.
There are a number of ways to do this. Firstly you can introduce yourself and describe what motivates you and whats important to you. Any volunteer work or sports coaching you have participating in also speaks volumes about the kind of person you are. If you have given up your free time to raise money or participate in fundraising activities than this at least says that you think about other people besides yourself. It tells a potential employer that you are more likely to be considerate of your fellow employers and be more conscientious about helping people and providing a great level of service.
Also any extra-circular activities and competitive sports or other competition participation is important to include. This demonstrates a number of things i.e Team skills, motivation, discipline, commitment to achieve and competitive drive. These activities all draw a picture about the kind of person you are. Giving potential employers an insight into your “employee personality”.